October 5, 2015
Children of War
by Deborah Ellis
This book, published in 2009, is a collection of interviews Ellis conducted with Iraqi children and teens - victims of the ongoing Iraq war. Most of them were living in Jordan, where their parents worked illegally or were unemployed, or where they awaited immigration visas to the United States or Canada. Their stories are bleak and incredibly sad, filled as they are with heart-wrenching sights and no hope for the future.
This book is not for everyone, but those who read it will come away with deep thankfulness for living in a country without war, and hopefully, with a sense of compassion for all refugees everywhere.